[Gc] Re: [bdwgc] autoconf failures on mingw (#16)

Bruce Mitchener bruce.mitchener at gmail.com
Tue Aug 21 01:49:46 PDT 2012

On Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 3:44 PM, Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll <
juanjose.garciaripoll at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 10:28 AM, Bruce Mitchener wrote:
>> Isn't this just the same old "you need to have pkg-config installed"
>> thing as always? that's the issue on OS X.
> Hi Bruce, you are right (I cc. to the mailing list because it solves the
> problem)

I meant to send to the list anyway ... forgot to reply all. :)

> I wasn't aware that bdwgc needs pkg-config. It is not even documented in
> the autogen.sh script  nor in the installation instructions nor in the
> github incidence but yes, after manually installing pkg-config in cygwin,
> autogen.sh seems to work.
> This rules out, however, installation under mingw of clean sources -- one
> has to install cygwin and configure there in order to build with mingw,
> which is kind of annoying

Yep. The whole thing with pkg-config is pretty annoying. Not really sure
what the actual gain from it is.

 - Bruce
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